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Participating in Extra Life for the very first time

Participating in Extra Life for the very first time

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Hi, everyone! It’s me, your Grinding Down creator, author, and somewhat steady maintainer–Paul Abbamondi! I made a big decision recently, and that is to participate in Extra Life this upcoming Saturday, October 25. What’s Extra Life, you ask not knowing? Well, in their words, it’s “an online grassroots movement working to save local kids through the power of play.” Basically, people stay up for…

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Inktober 2014 - Day 19













Movie: The Weather ManEstimated number of times watched: 8Favorite quote: “Do you know that the harder thing to do and the right thing to do are usually the same thing? Nothing that has meaning is easy. “Easy” doesn’t enter into grown-up life.” - Robert Spritzel

Inktober 2014 - Day 19

Movie: The Weather Man
Estimated number of times watched: 8
Favorite quote: “Do you know that the harder thing to do and the right thing to do are usually the same thing? Nothing that has meaning is easy. “Easy” doesn’t enter into grown-up life.” - Robert Spritzel

Inktober 2014 - Day 18












Movie: The ‘BurbsEstimated number of times watched: 6Favorite quote: “God I love this street.” - Ricky Butler

Inktober 2014 - Day 18

Movie: The ‘Burbs
Estimated number of times watched: 6
Favorite quote: “God I love this street.” - Ricky Butler

Inktober 2014 - Day 17











Movie: A League of Their OwnEstimated number of times watched: 13Favorite quote: “Uh, Lord, hallowed be Thy name. May our feet be swift; may our bats be mighty; may our balls… be plentiful. Lord, I’d just like to thank You for that waitress in South Bend. You know who she is - she kept calling Your name. And God, these are good girls, and they work hard. Just help them see it all the way through. Okay, that’s it.” - Jimmy Dugan

Inktober 2014 - Day 17

Movie: A League of Their Own
Estimated number of times watched: 13
Favorite quote: “Uh, Lord, hallowed be Thy name. May our feet be swift; may our bats be mighty; may our balls… be plentiful. Lord, I’d just like to thank You for that waitress in South Bend. You know who she is - she kept calling Your name. And God, these are good girls, and they work hard. Just help them see it all the way through. Okay, that’s it.” - Jimmy Dugan

Metal Gear Solid 2, an unpredictable mix of gloss and dross

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I wish I could remember whether I knew about the big early twist in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty or not before I deep dove into it. At this stage, it just seems like one of those known certainties that everyone who games is aware of. I was certainly reading a lotof gaming magazines at the time, though the Internet was not yet the spoiler battlefield we have to crawl through today. Plus,…

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Inktober 2014 - Day 16










Movie: Back to the FutureEstimated number of times watched: 10Favorite quote: “Yes. Yes. I’m George. George McFly. I’m your density. I mean, your destiny.” - George McFly

Inktober 2014 - Day 16

Movie: Back to the Future
Estimated number of times watched: 10
Favorite quote: “Yes. Yes. I’m George. George McFly. I’m your density. I mean, your destiny.” - George McFly

Five more games I almost beat, but then walked away from

Five games I almost beat and then walked away from

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Over at SlickGaming, every Sunday or so, Jason Jasicki lists the games he acquired across the week, whether they were provided to him for review purposes or he hit up a yard sale or–and more power to him–he ventured into GameStop during a “buy-2-get-1-free” promotional event and dropped some loose change on the counter. I’m not as deep into collecting as he is–though I still want to have every S…

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